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Republic of Guinea: War-surgery training

19-04-2001 News Release 01/15

Working in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and the army's medical services, the ICRC has organized two seminars on war surgery for 70Guinean surgeons, both civilians and military personnel, to prepare them to care for war-wounded patients.

The first of the seminars was held on 11 and 12 April at Ignace Deen National Hospital in Conakry. The second took place on 14 and 15 April in Nzérékoré, in south-eastern Guinea, on the premises of the regional health-care authority. The seminars dealt with ballistics, treatment of the most frequently encountered wounds and their possible after-effects.

The event received coverage on Guinean national television and radio.